GIS for Environmental Management


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How Is GIS Being Used?

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Complex Systems Revealed

Environmental scientists use GIS to study change, impacts, and relationships in the environment. GIS is an integral component of scientific methodology, allowing scientists to capture, manage, manipulate, and visualize geographic information. It makes it possible to collect large volumes of information about observable events and build and test theories about geographic patterns and processes that show relational patterns.

Scientists are using GIS to
  • Access many types of data from many resources.
  • Quantify uncertainty.
  • Test hypotheses.
  • Perform geographically weighted regression models.
  • Perform spatial clustering algorithms and testing in order to determine distribution.
  • Visualize cartography and scientific information.
  • Perform spatial analysis and modeling.
  • Collaborate with many other scientific agencies.
  • Publish and serve findings.

Success Stories

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